Chief applauded the work of media

A chief from Isunavutu community in South Guadalcanal has applauded the work of the mainstream media in keeping the remote settlers of the country inform on national issues and its vital role in driving development in rural areas. Speaking at his home village to the Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star correspondent John Toki, Sotere Ria said…

Movick acknowledges Pacific Judges

Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Director General James Movick thanked the judges from various pacific countries attending the FFA Judicial Conference in Honiara on Monday, assuring their participation will help to develop suitable legislation for sustainable ocean governance. He thanked the Solomon Islands Government and the country’s Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer for his acceptance to…

Betel-nut farmers call for respect

BETEL-NUT farmers who normally come to Honiara to sell their products are calling for respect to be exercised by their fellow clients in the various betel-nut markets in the city. This was after going through several harsh treatments by women vendors especially, to lower their selling prices for a single bag of betel-nut. They said…

New kindy centre, a success story

ITS a historical moment for Alynath Kindy Centre to host guests from the Australian Baptist Church recently. The Australians initiated the centre which now serves its three years of service in the country. The kindy centre is located along Gilbert Camp area, East Honiara. As such the centre was able to showcase to the guests…

Juvenile jailed for 3 years

A JUVENILE who admitted hurling a stone at another man’s head injuring him and robbing a shop at Kukum has been sentenced to a total of three years and three months in prison. The accused, who was only 13 years of age in November 2015 when he committed the offence,was sentenced in a closed court…

Document on Cyber King Case not ready

The pre-trial conference documents in relation to the case of the managing director of the closed mini casino Cyber King; are not yet ready. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda informed the court yesterday that documents for the pre-trial conference are yet to be finalised. He added that the lawyer representing Ting Kwong Hing is also abroad…

Man jailed for 30 months

A MAN who intimidated his sister and had in his possession a homemade firearm has been sentenced to a total of 30 months in jail on Monday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga, when handing down the sentence, also ordered that the firearm be forfeited to the Police and destroyed. The period of time Charles Ghora spent…

OPMC must justify $1.6M trip: Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is shocked by media revelations that the Prime Minister’s 16-men delegation trip to Taiwan is costing taxpayers SBD $1.6million. In a statement on Monday, the Opposition Group called on the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) to justify the total cost of the trip. “The amount is not only…

SI-Taiwan ties intact

SOLOMON Islands still maintain a strong and robust relationship with Republic of China (Taiwan). Acting permanent secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Joseph Ma’ahanua explained this after questions raised in the public that Solomon Islands might change its diplomatic relationship from Taiwan to mainland China. This came after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…